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Woman driving on dirt road in Apple Valley stopped and questioned by an armed man

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — A woman called 911 after a man armed with a weapon stopped her vehicle and ordered her to get out for questioning, officials said.

It happened on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at about 7:35 pm, in the 14000 block of Oden Drive located within the unincorporated area of Apple Valley.

The caller stated the suspect, later identified as 28-year-old Jason Kim questioned the driver as to why she was near his property and then let her go.  

Jason Kim, 28 years-old, Apple Valley arrested
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“Deputies arrived at the residence and immediately heard 20-25 rounds rapidly fired from the suspect’s house,” stated a sheriff’s news release. “Deputies contacted Kim, who was wearing body armor and carrying an AR style rifle.”

Kim was detained without further incident and a search warrant was authored for his residence. Authorities said 16 guns, black powder, primers, and live ammunition were seized. Kim was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center. He is currently being held in lieu of $275,000.00 bail.  

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Scutella, at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station 760-552-6800. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or 

Suspect Questions Victim at Gunpoint, Then Fires Multiple Rounds as Deputies Arrive
(photo courtesy Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station)

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